This cultural tour is a combination of sightseeing and walking. Start with a drive along Tangier's International districts before heading to Cap Spartel and the Caves of Hercules passing through California zone where the Royal palace is located. The second part would be a walking tour of the Kasbah, a fortification dating from the 15th century, and its museum which served as a Royal palace since the 17th century. Visit the vibrant Medina, its monuments, and its souks including the food market.
At your hotel or Tangier port/airport
Get picked up by Rabab, a female licensed local tour guide, and a driver from your hotel, or from the port/airport if you are coming by ferry or by flight. Have a brief introduction of how your day will be spent and start your tour immediately.
Have a nice drive through the main avenues of Tangier including Mohammed the 5th Boulevard, Louis Pasteur Boulevard, in addition to the French and Spanish districts, and learn about Tangier when it was an International Zone.
Arrive to Cap Spartel, the place where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. Learn about the history of the lighthouse that was built in 1864.
Optional stop for mint tea and Moroccan pastries.
Visit the Caves of Hercules that date from the Neolithic Era and learn about its history and how the place is related to the Greek mythology.
Arriving to the Kasbah, have a walk in its narrow alleyways and enjoy its architecture while learning about the endless events and stories that took place here since the 15th century.
Visit the Kasbah museum that served as a Palace for Moroccan Sultans since the 17th century. The palace was built by Soultan Moulay Ismail and is now a museum with Punic and Roman remains. The architecture of the place is just breathtaking.
It is recommended to have a stop for lunch and try typical Moroccan food in one of the local restaurants. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and nuts free options are available.
After lunch, start discovering the vibrant Medina. Walk through its busy streets following the route of Matisse the French painter, and discover its markets including the food and fish market. Have a stop in the Grand Socco, discover the Mendoubia gardens.
Have a visit of the Saint Andrew Anglican church or the Moshe Nahon Synagogue before ending the tour in Petit Socco. You can either have free time for shopping or enjoy mint tea in one of Tangier's legendary cafés.
hotel / airport drop off
At your hotel or Tangier port/airport
- Pick up/drop off from your hotel or any other address of your preference
- Comfortable and air conditioned transportation with a professional driver
- Licensed & knowledgeable tour guide
- Entrance fee to the Kasbah museum
- Local taxes
- Camel ride on the beach (20-30 min): $10/person
- Interior of the Caves of Hercules: $6/person
- Traditional lunch: $15/person
- American Legation: $5/person
For tours on Sundays, it's better to book at least 2 days before so I can have time to rearrange/postpone any family events.
- The Kasbah museum is closed on Tuesdays
- The American legation in closed on Sundays
- On Fridays, the Medina is less busy and some of the shops are closed as it's the day of the collective prayer. But you still can have a tour and enjoy the quietness of the city.
The tour can be adjusted to match your interests. Just let me know of the places that you would like to add/remove and I will be glad to modify the itinerary.
For groups up to 6 people: Hyundai H1 or Mercedes Vito (6 seats)
For groups of at least 7 people: Mercedes Sprinter (17 seats)
In cash locally at the end of the tour. We accept Euros and US Dollars, and you can also get Moroccan Dirhams from an ATM.
We went on a tour of a lesser known market away from the tourists and made excellent food in her home. It is such a nice change to have create and eat food with a family to get a better sense of the culture when traveling. There was no lack of good food, sweets, breads, tagines, fruit. Don't bother with breakfast, you'll be fed enough for a week!
Thank you so much dear Sarah for the lovely review ! I am really happy that you and your friends enjoyed the cooking class and the food tasting. Make sure to come back, there are so many things to discover still in Morocco. Warm regards from Tangier !
This private tour was one of the most excellent city tours I've taken. Rababe was very informative and fun to take a tour with. She came up with lots of great sights to see and was very patient with us! Having our own driver made the tour a breeze!
Thank you so much dear Sarah for your amazing feed back, it was a pleasure meeting you and showing you some of the sights of Tangier. Looking forward to welcoming you back to Morocco soon ! Warm regards,
Very professional, timely, and educational. I would highly recommend doing a tour with Rababe as she did a great job of showing us around Tangier.
Thank you Rutu for taking time to review my services. It was a pleasure to meet you and show you my city. Looking forward to welcoming soon again for a longer tour of Morocco.
Spend a lovely day with Rababe's team, namely with Soukaina as our tour guide and Idris as our driver. I highly recommend this tour. We got to see all the important attractions in Tangier and learn a lot about its history, culture, and traditions without having to worry about directions or parking spots. Soukaina was very knowledgeable, professional and kind. She also tackled socio-economic and international relations issues to help us understand how Tanger became the Tanger we see today. The team was super attentive to our needs as a family with three children and gave us our time; allowing us to lose ourselves in the city and take a million pictures. Thank you Soukaina and Rababe for an unforgettable experience.
Thank you for the lovely review. I am really happy that you have enjoyed your day with our team. Soukaina is indeed a great guide. I have shared your review with her and with Idriss and they are extremely happy with it. Warm greetings from Tangier !